We were on a tight budget during an expensive high-demand time (Spring Break) so we were just looking for CONVENIENT, CLEAN, & AFFORDABLE for a family ski trip to Vail. This place provided that so 4 stars from me (not that it's a 4 star hotel). Kind owner.
In Breakaway West, really easy to hop on free town bus to Vail Village 3x an hour. Bus stop 75 yards from front door.
I'd describe apartment as old school Vail: Vail doesn't offer this big anymore, certainly not at this rate. Reminded me of my 1st college off-campus apt: Older with some cosmetic repair/touchup issues that aren't a big deal to me and about what you'd expect for the affordable price. It was decently equipped in the kitchen, & housekeepers had left behind a LOT of condiments, sauces, salad dressings, & staples like foil, plastic wrap, garbage bags, detergent, and ice from the previous renters. This seemed a kind gesture, & we just didn't use any leftover food due to uncertainty of age, but we left some ice cream and unopened frozen items for others. Judging from the huge amount of cooking utensils, I'd guess this apartment has been rented for many years.
If seeing leftover kitchen staples from others distresses you, or if you are looking for the Ritz Carlton or the latest stylish decor you'll be disappointed. This is BASIC and FUNCTIONAL. We bought some candles and Febreze to freshen up our stay, and it looked like others had done the same before us.
There is a large noisy dog directly upstairs from the master bedroom who barked a lot and would apparently jump off a chair or bed onto the floor (ceiling of the rental unit). Wifi exists but inconsistent. TONS of floor space to put kids on air mattresses etc. if you need that. The 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed with twin up top & double down below. Lots more floor space in 2nd BR. Plus you have the pullout sofa in Living Room; you COULD sleep a big family here.
Appears to be only 1 building that has new and updated exterior (by hot tubs). No doubt if this building gets updated, then the cosmetic items I noticed might be fixed (and the price will likely have to go up 50% to pay for it).
By the way: the reviewer complaining about "heavily perfumed, toxic cleaners lingering on the linens - we are used to non-toxic, green laundry " is nuts. With in-unit washer dryer-she could have easily washed sheets and towels in her own detergent. She must really struggle at hotels. The detergent provided was TIDE, give me a break